There are three responses to a piece of design - yes, no, and wow! Wow is the one to aim for. - Milton Glaser
Founder, Creative Director
I founded EngageTaste in 2014 to respond to a burgeoning culture of entrepreneurs and makers opening restaurants, shops and small businesses in a culture that is beginning to, once again, value the independent business owner over large conglomerates.
As both a designer and a writer, I focus on crafting not just the visual experience, but also the unique narrative of my clients, setting them apart from the pack by telling the story that is uniquely theirs. I relish the opportunity to discover their passion and vision and dive into each project with exuberance, ready to create some fresh, new work of art together.
I am a design and content powerhouse but I also serve as a coach, helping my clients build marketing strategies tailored for today's aesthetics- and authenticity-driven environment. I then create a framework for benchmarking performance and tracking success through regular reporting.
I am currently a contributing writer with TheSTL.com and a past contributing writer with the Riverfront Times, Sauce Magazine, Zagat's St. Louis beat, St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, St. Louis Magazine and ALIVE Magazine. I hold a Master’s degree in Environmental Science & Communications, worked in the field of sustainable architecture for 15 years for which I was awarded the 30 Under 30 distinction from the St. Louis Business Journal.
Meaghan is Assistant Professor in the Visual Communication Design Program at Virginia Tech. Prior to that, she worked as a designer in the architectural field. Her design focus is on branding, typography, editorial design, user-experience and packaging. Her work has been awarded nationally and internationally by the American Advertising Federation, the American Institute of Graphic Artists, Graphic Design U.S.A., Graphis and Hiii Typography.